Waiting till after buddy read to rate For a long time I really liked Elizabeth George but eventually her lots became taxing than I was willing to readkind of bizarre This one was the first I ever read and I really liked it this time much less so It can be uite inevitable that some American writes writing about England or the UK make some glaring errors that constantly irritate and this is oneThe issue of upper class titles is one that always seems to cause confusion throughout the series Helen is inevitably referred to as Lady Helen which is her own hereditary title However she would not be referred to as that especially among her eers she should have just been Helen Conversely her sister is never referred to as Lady when she has an eual right to be so so the author is inconsistent and there is my irritation Using the title also functions to distance Helen and make her into a stereotypeAnd stereotypes are all over the lace the common working class girl Tommy the landed aristocrat who works for the olice slightly need to stretch to believe in that one everyone in fact becomes a stereotype of what the author expects him or her to be Not always a bad thing but can be annoying The lesbian couple where one half is a drama ueen and the other is Witchcraft for Tomorrow pushed around by that The grown ups in theiece behave alarmingly badly and rovide stereotypes of their ownOn the lus side the issue of deafness is fairly well dealt with there are deaf The Wedding Redux people have a disability and Deafeople who have embraced their deafness and don t try to hide it This is a real issue from my having worked in that community Elena is Rolling Thunder presented as caught between the two and is a deaf girl who isroficient at hiding it whereas her Ye Castle Stinketh: Could You Survive Living in a Castle? parents are almost embarrassed by her deficiency Thus she feels angry and wants tounish them for the erceived rejection doing this by romiscuity It is suggested she is using this as a way of saying look at me I am well accepted here just like a hearing girl The father his 3 women and his driving ambition leads him to losing his daughter as a revenge for something he
for one of there is some discussion about whether that loss is similar to him losing his child The Bootie and the Beast plot is thus Elena Weaver a student of English at Cambridge gets her face smashed in while out for her morning run Scotland Yard is called in because of blah blahlot contrivance blah Anyway Elena was deaf and this is a MAJOR DEAL TO LIKE EVERYONE SHE KNEW Her arents wouldn t let her learn how to sign until she was in her teens because they wanted her to live a normal life her friend from the campus Deaf Student Group gave her shit because she didn t embrace Deaf culture as whole heartedly as he thought she should have everyone always referred to her as that little deaf girl etc Basically the oor kid should have everyone always referred to her as that little deaf girl etc Basically the oor kid t get a moment s eace about it Also apparently the British have never met Political Correctness and would not give it tea and sandwiches if they hadAs to why someone would want to kill Elena well Her stepmom hated her for being the center of her father s life her friend from the student group had The Art of Mary Beth Edelson plenty of reasons to be displeased with her none of which I shall reveal here because they re spoilery she wasregnant she was having an affair with a married guy she d accused a Swede of sexual harassmentyou get the oint She might as well have had a giant KILL ME ALREADY sign taped to her backNow I think this book failed on two levels first and most importantly to the craftspeople among you it fails because George fucking cheats You get the murderer s POV uite early on without knowing that they re the murderer and when the big reveal comes and you go back and reread that initial section Yeah it doesn t make any goddamn sense Those are not the thoughts of someone who has just bludgeoned Inspector Lynleys fünfter Fall führt ihn an die ehrwürdige Universität Cambridge Eine Studentin wurde ermordet und ihr Tod erscheint zunäc.
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summary For the Sake of ElenaYoung woman to death they re not even the carefully edited thoughts of a erson who has just committed murder I m all for unreliable narrators but that bald faced lying shit only works in the first erson George was writing in third None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) person limited She was essentially tapping into this character s stream of consciousness and the level of denial that would have had to beresent for that Puta person to think that way was just NOT characteristic of their later thoughts and actions Sloppy George EXTREMELY SLOPPYSo it failslot wise and it s also horribly ableist not to mention homophobic Basically Elena s arents spent her entire life thinking that she was SOMEHOW LESSER FOR HAVING BEEN BORN DEAF I M lesser for having been born deaf I m complaining about that because unfortunately that does happen I am complaining about the fact that at one oint her dad goes off on a rant about why couldn t she just be NORMAL and George essentially says that there s no crime in feeling that way that the only crime is in running from itNOW HOLD UPNo it isn t a crime to feel that way because all of society is TELLING you to feel that way and Killer Games people are only human But the only crime being running away from it Bullshit BULLSHIT The crime is holding onto those feelings and making your daughteray for them by not letting her learn sign language until outside authorities force you to The crime is in making her suffer so that you can feel normal Because when it comes right down to it you don t care about her and whether she s fitting in you care about the fact that by not fitting in she s making you stick outdeep breath Okay MOVING ONGeorge also tried to tackle the desire of eople in marginalized groups to belong completely to larger society and of course she screwed the ooch on that one too Her ortrayal of marginalized eople who have rejected mainstream culture in favor of their own is stereotyped in the extreme she has some sympathy for the Deaf Student club member who was friends with Elena but when she briefly touches on lesbianism in a side Cocksure plot Oh holy heaven The good lesbian is the girl who feels bad about hurting herarents by coming out and who fantasizes about having a heterosexual relationship the bad lesbian manipulates her girlfriend into coming out by using sex refuses to let her girlfriend give information to the olice because she illogically thinks it
WILL ENDANGER THEM AND THEN RUNS FOR THE HILLSendanger them and then runs for the hills another student is murdered Oh and she s the one constantly harping on gay identity and how in a few years we won t even need men for sperm anyyeahRecommended for OH HOLY CHRIST SAVE YOURSELVES BEFORE IT S TOO LATE RUN RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN Wow I really really liked this one a lot I have to say that George did a masterful job of eeling off the layers of who murdered Elena Weaver as well as how Lynley has been selfish in his Porto Bello Gold pursuit of Lady Helen We also get a great look at Havers home life now that her father hasassed Havers struggles with whether she can keep having a neighbor watch her mother or finally have her mother at a home where she can be safe and Havers can have some sort of lifeFor the Sake of Elena has Scotland Yard called in when a young woman Elena Weaver is found murdered during her morning run Elena was a student at St Stephen s College and had some rocky times at school and with her father and their relationship When she s found murdered it ends up not only affecting her father mother and stepmother but many eople who all seemed to think that they knew the real ElenaLynley volunteers to go in after Scotland Yard is reuested to oversee things Havers and she go to Cambridge Lynley happily because Lady Helen is there with her sister and he thinks once again he can make his case for her to love and be with him Lynley and Havers work together very well in this one and their dynami. Hst rätselhaft Doch je tiefer Lynley und seine Assistentin in den Fall eindringen um so dichter wird das Geflecht aus falschem Stolz uneingest. ,
C is solidLynley is solid in this one He is still thinking of Helen but not to the detriment of the case He and Havers lay off each other very well And then Lynley sees a way to see Helen and involve her sister in the case which Lynley sees a way to see Helen and involve her sister in the case which first I was kind of rolling my eyes about However we come to realize why Helen s sister Pen is a good woman to have involved in thisHelen is still reluctant to be with Lynley Living with her sister who is suffering from The Three Lives of Sonata James postartum but also her loss of self due to her husband and his demands one does not wonder why she s reluctant To Be With Lynley And Be His Wife I Kept be with Lynley and be his wife I kept someone would smash her brother in law s head in Havers I felt the most sorry for in this one She s doing great with not letting things that Mein Erster Mörder people say to her bother her She s not as fragile in this one I think However she s running out of time to decide what to do with her mother Hopefully in the next book that s laid to rest The secondary characters we follow Sarah Gordon who finds Elena s body Elena s father who is hoping to be named Chair at the college her stepmother Justine who resents Elena and a lot of other things in her marriage Elena s embittered mother several men who loved and were in turns frustrated with her I think that it was good to get a sense of Elena at the beginning and to see why she wasretty much a chameleon with everyone she met She was always something else depending on the audience I don t want to spoil for other readers but I definitely wonder what would have happened if Elena had livedThe writing was very good I do think that the flow was slow at times I wondered why we spent time with certain characters it becomes clear after a while though why we didThe setting of the college is a bit different than the boy s school we saw in Well Schooled in Murder This lace doesn t seem dark and full of secretsThe ending was definitely a surprise We find out who killed Elena and why We also finally hopefully get an end to that whole thing with Lady Helen one way or the other It has distracted from the main mysteries for me Elizabeth George dubs her genre literary mystery For The Sake Of Elena 1992 observes viewpoints of life in spades jazz ainting and one s art as a lifeline We Kaki vojaki: roman v rimah in slikah poignantly meet Helen sost artum depressed sister Penelope who worked at an art gallery She reveals feeling like a baby machine until there is no self or artnership Her husband can t handle their harried home no matter how much help Penelope and the children need We cheer when Thomas interests Penelope in a case and she sticks her husband with their kids while she leaves to x ray a aintingI came to three stars first because the motive for murder was ridiculous including the choice of victim Secondly however enlightening the variety of rofound viewpoints were their number diluted the focus and the story thus lost its clat It is okay to give this magnificent authoress three stars Elizabeth normally receives four and five stars from me She has many books most recently a writing tutorial that I must haveThis novel is for fans wanting ersonal updates of Thomas Helen Barbara and Simon We get to the root of why Helen doesn t want to risk trying a relationship with Thomas who Helen doesn t want to risk trying a relationship with Thomas who self reliant Is marriage successful if we cannot live without the other or is it best to love without needing each other Barbara tenderly settles her Mom with dementia into a home they can trust The neighbour who used to watch Mrs Havers terrified her with a vacuum cleaner Therefore oor handling of the elderly is demonstratedI loved learning that there is a difference between Deaf communities capital D with the deaf handicap small d Where they see themselves informs their attitudes about it Is it better to resemble the norm by lip reading and speaking or to embrace non hearing culture. Ander Schuld und bedingungsloser Liebe in einer akademischen Männerwelt in der Frauen einen schweren Stand haben und bisweilen in Gefahr gerat.